As a part of GCSE History students will learn about life in the early part of the 19th Century. One aspect they will look at is the poor living and working conditions of the time.
Life for many in 19th Century Britain was hard. The Industrial Revolution brought enormous challenges: working conditions were often dire (e.g. the prevalence of child labour), and poor living conditions often exposed people to diseases spread by congested housing. Workers' ability to organise themselves in trade unions was also significantly constrained.
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